Welcome to Taunton Town Juniors Development Centre
At Taunton Town Juniors we are passionate about increased participation, and allowing ALL children to enjoy the beautiful game!
Our no selection policy allows us to take away the pressure applied by parents and managers with a "win at all costs" philosophy, and allows us to focus on improving the young player technically, socially and mentally.
We encourage the players to develop their individual skills and focus on keeping possession of the ball; whilst embracing mistakes made when they attempt to do so. ALL players are encouraged to improve their techniques, skills and game understanding in a programme of age appropriate coaching.
Youth development is a very individual thing; where some players take in information quickly and are able to translate this into practice, others need more time. We realise the need to show patience to ALL players wherever they are in their development - it's a long process.
A fun learning environment created by players, coaches and parents is central to what we do. We encourage them to be the best they can be and express themselves. Ball mastery is a huge part of their growth as a footballer, being comfortable with a ball at their feet is crucial and we spend a lot of time mastering skills and ball control. We minimise the fear factor and allow players to feel confident and relaxed at all times - we believe this has a massive part to play in them realising their potential.
The Four Corners
Soccerbox works along the FA guidelines using the 4 corner model.
The 4 corner model for player development outlines the range of influencing factors which may need to be addressed as a young player grows and develops in the game. Using the 4 corners will enable us to help them reach their full potential. Each of the corners is connected and relies on support from the other 3 areas.
The corners are Technical, Physical, Psychological and social.All our sessions start with a Technique practice which is unopposed, this flows into an opposed Skill practice followed by a small sided game where the new techniques they’ve learnt can be developed in game situations.
These sessions will include
Attacking techniques and skills
Defending techniques and skills
Passing and receiving
Monday 5.30 - 7pm School Year Reception - Year 3
Thursday 5.30 - 7pm School Year 4 to 9
Please contact us for a free taster session.
Where: Bishop Fox's School, Taunton
Our Development Centre's are an age-appropriate, progressive half termly coaching programmme based on the FA's 4 corner model.
Please ensure players bring weather appropriate clothing, astroturf trainers, shin pads and a water bottle.